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The January Night Sky

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Main |

  The New Year kicks off with a dazzling supermoon, on the night of the 1st into the morning of the 2nd. If you want to see premier league stars strutting their stuff, then January is the month, with the brightest stars and most conspicuous constellations all in the sky.   Look north-west and the first group you will notice will be Ursa...

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Astronomy at Craven College

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Main |

  Wednesday 13th December 2017, saw the final module of the five week ‘Introduction to Astronomy course’, The course was based at Skipton’s Craven Collage. The students learnt much about the wonders of the night sky.   Week one was a general introduction to help the students to get started and make sense of the history of human...

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The Rosse Telescope and the Shipley connection

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Main |

  The guest speaker at the December monthly meeting of Keighley Astronomical society was Mr Keith Berrington. His presentation was entitled. “The Rosse Telescope and the Shipley connection”.   Mr Berrington explained that for over a century, astronomers have raced to build telescopes with larger and larger apertures precisely so that they...

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